Monday, October 18, 2010

My journey begins

I have been wanting to lose weight for a very long time (About 7 years, 1 month to be exact). Ever since my first child was born. I have signed up for a women's weight loss program with a personal trainer at my gym. Today was my first day, and it was painful. Weight, body fat testing, measurements, caloric goals, physical activity goals etc. etc. etc. But I'm going to do this. My reasons??? I want to feel comfortable in my skin again. I want my kids to learn healthy habits. I want to do fun things again without feeling self concious. I want to go to my husband's 20 class reunion next summer and feel that he's proud to have me on his arm (not that he wouldn't anyway....but I want to feel it myself). I want to stop missing out on family fun time because I feel too fat. I want to be healthy and happy. And a million other reasons. What are the down sides to losing the weight? I won't be in my safe little comfort zone that I've been in for so long. That's all.
Wish me luck. I'll post pictures of my progress (if I get real ambitious).

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Erik's primary teacher told me the other day about an experience she had with him in class...She was teaching a lesson on faith, and in the middle of class Erik raised his hand. She called on him and this was their conversation:

Erik-I don't like my sister.
Sis. Stevens-I'm sure you love your sister. She might make you mad sometimes, but I'll bet you love her.
Erik-No, I don't like her. Not even a little bit.

Sister Stevens let it drop and continued with her lesson...about fifteen minutes later, Erik raised his hand again.

Sis. Stevens- Yes Erik.
Erik-I guess I like my sister.

Needless to say, faith kinda went in one ear and out the other that day.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Long time, No see

I haven't posted since January??? Really?! Wow, time flies!
Today is the last day of school for the kids and I'm not NEARLY as excited as they are. Any ideas on how to keep them busy and out of trouble through the summer??? Tim and I took a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last weekend. It was tons of fun! Thanks to my mom for flying in to watch all three kids while we relaxed!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Great Big Muscles

Erik flexed his arms and told me that he has big muscle bumps like Uncle Darin....keep working on 'em bud....maybe someday.